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Love and theft : blackface minstrelsy and the American working class

Author: Eric Lott
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Series: Race and American culture.
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"For over two centuries, America has celebrated the very black culture it attempts to control and repress, and nowhere is this phenomenon more apparent than in the strange practice of blackface performance. Born of extreme racial and class conflicts, the blackface minstrel show sometimes served to usefully intensify these conflicts. Based on the appropriation of black dialect, music, and dance, minstrelsy at once  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lott, Eric.
Love and theft.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)639322122
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Lott
ISBN: 0195078322 9780195078329 9780195096415 019509641X
OCLC Number: 27069069
Description: 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Blackface and blackness: the minstrel show in American culture --
Love and theft: "racial" production and the social unconscious of blackface --
White kids and no kids at all: working-class culture and languages of race --
The blackening of America: popular culture and national cultures --
"The seeming counterfeit": early blackface acts, the body, and social contradiction --
"Genuine Negro fun": racial pleasure and class formation in the 1840s --
California gold and European revolution: Stephen Foster and the American 1848 --
Uncle Tomitudes: racial melodrama and modes of production.
Series Title: Race and American culture.
Responsibility: Eric Lott.
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This study of the American vaudeville tradition of black-face minstrelsy uncovers the extraordinary implications of the form as a racial, political and cultural statement. The author relates how it  Read more...

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"Terrifically smart and unexpectedly timely."--New York Times"One of the most stimulating and nuanced accounts of 19th-century blackface minstrelsy."--Boston Phoenix"Original and erudite....A clever, Read more...

 
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